Conor is an experienced first aid trainer, having been practicing first aid and delivering first aid training for over 10 years.
Practically, Conor has extensive experience in the field of event medicine and first aid in arduous terrain, having served as a senior volunteer within the British Red Cross Event First Aid & Ambulance Support Service. In this voluntary role, Conor has delivered emergency care at countless events of various sizes ranging from local festivals to supersize events such as the Ten Tors Challenge, and both the Grand Prix at Silverstone, and at Monaco. Since the closure of the British Red Cross’s front-line medical services in 2019, Conor has remained actively involved in private event medicine, becoming a senior member of a team delivering first aid at events across the South West, and in particular Exeter Chiefs Rugby. Having been recalled by the British Red Cross during the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Conor also has first-hand experience of providing non-critical ambulance care to patients with COVID-19, including the inherent infection control measures in place.
Having initially started delivering training for courses run on behalf of St John Ambulance, Conor later became a Trainer Assessor for the British Red Cross, helping to deliver courses for the organisation’s volunteers from their initial induction, through to their standard, enhanced, and continuation medical training. Having now left the British Red Cross, Conor now delivers accredited first aid courses to the public, with an emphasis on key life-saving skills being implemented in challenging environments.
Outside of first aid, Conor is an Instructor with the Army Cadet Force, an assessor and supervisor for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, a National Navigation Award Scheme Tutor (Bronze and Silver), a British Canoe Union Coach (including Stand-Up Paddleboarding), and qualified Lowland Leader, with a passion for the outdoors and adventure training.